On episode 221, Amrie (@mytakeontv) and Jason (@theTVaholic) are joined by Kyle Nolan (@kyool) from NoReruns.net (@NoReruns) to talk some TV news and discuss the series finales of How I Met Your Mother and Raising Hope, the season premieres of Friends With Better Lives and Silicon Valley, the fifth season finale of Cougar Town, the third season premiere of Veep and the midseason return of The Mindy Project in season two. Plus, a reality check and some TV recommendations. (Start times of each segment/topic)
We briefly talked about the following five TV news stories:
- ABC Summer Series Astronaut Wives Club Pushed To Midseason, To Undergo Changes
- Cable News: BBC Renews Musketeers, Sundance Adds One Child Mini, More
- Video: David Letterman Announces Retirement
- It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Renewed for 2 More Seasons as Stars Close New Overall Deal
- Nurse Jackie renewed for seventh season
We used the specific episodes listed below as a jumping off point to discuss the following seven TV shows:
- How I Met Your Mother – S.9 Ep.23, “Last Forever Part 1,” & Ep.24, “Last Forever Part 2” (Series Finale) (00:14:35)
- Friends With Better Lives – S.1 Ep.1, “Pilot” (Series Premiere) (00:32:07)
- The Mindy Project – S.2 Ep.15, “French Me, You Idiot,” & Ep.16, “Indian BBW” (00:36:49)
- Cougar Town – S.5 Ep.13, “We Stand a Chance” (Season Finale) (00:43:02)
- Raising Hope – S.4 Ep.21, “How I Met Your Mullet,” & Ep.22, “The Father Daughter Dance” (Series Finale) (00:50:27)
- Veep – S.3 Ep.1, “Some New Beginnings” (Season Premiere) (00:13:29)
- Silicon Valley – S.1 Ep.1, “Minimum Viable Product” (Series Premiere) (01:02:16)
Amrie’s Reality Check (01:08:16)
Amrie and Kyle briefly talked about Dancing With the Stars, Survivor, The Amazing Race, Face Off, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge and Worst Cooks in America.
TV Recommendations (01:15:32)
- Amrie recommended Bob’s Burgers. Official Site – Watch episodes via FOX.com, FOXNOW app, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or DVD.
- Jason recommended The IT Crowd. Watch episodes via Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video or DVD.
- Kyle recommended The Listener now on ION.
What did you think about the series finale of CBS’ How I Met Your Mother? What about the series finale of FOX’s Raising Hope? Did you check out CBS’ Friends With Better Lives or HBO’s Silicon Valley? Are you a super fan of HBO’s Veep like Amrie? What did you think of the return of FOX’s The Mindy Project? Did you enjoy this week’s guest? Let us know in the comments, send us an eMail, connect via Twitter @TVtimesThree, or Like us on Facebook.